Page last modified 22:33, 29 Feb 2012 by Storm Nordwind

*The Guardian for this meeting was Storm Nordwind. The comments are by Storm Nordwind.*

Storm Nordwind sits in for Fefonz... and enjoys the quiet.

Storm Nordwind: Hello Wol. :)

Wol Euler: hello storm

Wol Euler: nice to see you again

--BELL--

*Spring and leap year day.*

Storm Nordwind: How are you keeping?

Wol Euler: tolerably well, thanks :)

Wol Euler: much cheered by the advent of SP

Wol Euler: Spring

Storm Nordwind: Spring... ah yes. And it's leap day today

Wol Euler: mmhmm :)

Wol Euler: how are you spending it?

Storm Nordwind: Quietly, watching the last of the snow melt.

Wol Euler: ah :)

Storm Nordwind: No proposals? ;)

Wol Euler: alas no

Wol Euler: nor have I given any out

Wol Euler sighs.

Wol Euler: I don't know whether the Germans know that custom

Storm Nordwind: Right

*Wol doll.*

Storm Nordwind: This may be marginally interesting to you... but my wife is a professional artist at a local hospital, and she repaints dolls in her spare time. One of my favorites (that she hasn't sold) I have called "Wol" after you :)

Wol Euler: awwwwwww :)

Wol Euler: how sweet, thank you

Wol Euler: I'm assuming it isn't a voodoo doll :)

Storm Nordwind: There is something about it that reminds me of your avatar and probably always will now

Storm Nordwind: I haven't got the pins out

Storm Nordwind: yet

Wol Euler: heheheheh

Wol Euler: if I feel twinges in the night, I'll know who to call

Storm Nordwind: It'll be remote acupuncture - honest

Wol Euler nods.

*Flowers and birds.*

Storm Nordwind: So you are cheered by Spring. Anything in particular? Longer days? Warmer weather? People outside wearing less? ;)

Wol Euler: all of the above

Wol Euler: but the crocuses are also a large part of it

Wol Euler: they make me smile

Storm Nordwind: Ah yes. I miss those. Those and blackbirds.

Wol Euler: none in Denver?

Storm Nordwind: No. Not that I have seen.

Wol Euler: well, I am surprised

Storm Nordwind: Perhaps I just don't pay attention to the flowers!

Wol Euler: hello korel

Wol Euler smiles.

Storm Nordwind: Hi Korel

Korel Laloix: Heya

Storm Nordwind: And I would have heard a blackbird from a mile away I'm sure

Wol Euler nods.

*Getting too high.*

Wol Euler: perhaps it's too high for them

Wol Euler: whatever that might mean

Storm Nordwind chuckles

Korel Laloix: Too high for what?

Storm Nordwind: I'm assuming you don't mean the push to legalize marijuana locally, which will appear on November's ballot! ;)

Wol Euler: heheheh

Wol Euler: nice to know that not all parts of America are descending into fascism and madness

Wol Euler: oh, did I say that out loud?

Storm Nordwind: You did! There are pockets of sanity here and there. I'm lucky to live in and by some. :)

Wol Euler nods.

Wol Euler: what amazes me is the apparent popularity of it

Korel Laloix: The popularity of sanity? When did that start?

Wol Euler: how can the republicans dare to present these appalling proposals for so-called women's health issues, given that women are over 50% of the electorate?

Storm Nordwind: Beats me.

Wol Euler: why are they not afraid?

Wol Euler: of madness, korel

Wol Euler: hello aph!

Korel Laloix: Heya

Storm Nordwind: They are afraid. Of He who must be obeyed.

Storm Nordwind: Hi Aph

Aphrodite Macbain: Hi

Aphrodite Macbain: who he?

Aphrodite Macbain: and why must he?

Aphrodite Macbain: :-)

Storm Nordwind: Don't worry Aph. We're talking nonsense about people who act nonsensically.

Wol Euler smiles.

Aphrodite Macbain: oh well, I have nothing to do with them!!

--BELL--

Wol Euler: wise

Aphrodite Macbain: grins

*The Assumption of St. Antwelm.*

Wol Euler: when I become benevolent dictator, Feb 29 will be a statutory public holiday

Aphrodite Macbain: when we can all stand on public statues?

Korel Laloix: I have to go to a birthday party later.... every four year thing... smiles

Wol Euler: wow

Storm Nordwind: Like the party celebraing the Assumption of St. Antwelm?

Wol Euler: how old is the birthday-ee?

Aphrodite Macbain stares at Storm

Korel Laloix: Something like that.. one of my grandma's friends... she is turning 20.

Storm Nordwind assume Aph has never heard of St. Antwelm

Wol Euler giggles.

Wol Euler: yes, very much like that

Aphrodite Macbain thinks that Storm's assumptions are correct

Wol Euler: *"St Antwelm had been, during his lifetime, a great and popular king who had made a great and popular assumption. What King Antwelm had assumed was that what everybody wanted, all other things being equal, was to be happy and enjoy themselves and have the best possible time together. On his death he had willed his entire personal fortune to financing an annual festival to remind every one of this, with lots of good food and dancing and very silly games like Hunt the Wocket. His Assumption had been such a brilliantly good one that he was made into a saint for it. Not only that, but all the people who had previously been made saints for doing things like being stoned to death in a thoroughly miserable way or living upside down in barrels of dung were instantly demoted and were now thought to be rather embarrassing."*

Wol Euler: happy times

Aphrodite Macbain: We should look into "Hunt the Wocket." It may be something for our party

Aphrodite Macbain: who wrote that delightful expose?

Storm Nordwind: Douglas Adams

Storm Nordwind: In "Mostly Harmless"

Aphrodite Macbain: Brilliant

Storm Nordwind: The fifth book of the trilogy :)

Wol Euler nods.

Aphrodite Macbain: sounds British

Wol Euler: it's given pleasure to untold generations

Aphrodite Macbain: I dont know it. Makes note and underlines it

Storm Nordwind: Start with the first book

Wol Euler: worth reading, and also worth reading in order -- yes

Storm Nordwind: The first book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Aphrodite Macbain: ohhhh -him!

Aphrodite Macbain: OK

Korel Laloix: I tried tow watch part of that movie.

Wol Euler smiles.

Korel Laloix: Ouch.

Storm Nordwind: The movie is meh

Wol Euler: the books are better, as is often the case

Storm Nordwind: Try and ctach the original radio series if you can

Aphrodite Macbain: yes- more space for the imgination

Korel Laloix: I just sooo can't do Sci Fi...

*Old and young.*

Storm Nordwind: I heard the first one broadcast live - and I couldn't believe what I was hearing

Korel Laloix: Boring to me.

Wol Euler: it's only incidentally sci-fi, mostly just social humour

Aphrodite Macbain: yes- an observation of the present

Aphrodite Macbain: like Swift

Storm Nordwind: In 1978 it was completely groundbreaking

Wol Euler nods.

Aphrodite Macbain: yes- I remeber hearing the radio broadcasts

Aphrodite Macbain: and the sound effects

Wol Euler: I remember the excitement of reading the novels as they came out

Korel Laloix: 8 years before I was born.. no wonder I miessed that.... smiles

Wol Euler: heheheh

Aphrodite Macbain: giggles

Storm Nordwind: I had three kids by then

Aphrodite Macbain: lol

Wol Euler: heheheh

Aphrodite Macbain: you started young Storm

Storm Nordwind: I did. Took me a while to find out what caused them too.

Wol Euler: he's older than he looks

Storm Nordwind: I'm not as green as I'm cabbage looking

*What the English are good at.*

Wol Euler: the English have a knack for social satire disguised as [some other genre], don't they

Wol Euler: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett ...

Korel Laloix: No idea on that one.

Korel Laloix: Some Monty PYthon is good though.

Wol Euler: well Pratchett is still writing, so you can't dodge out of that one by being too young :)

Storm Nordwind: One of their strengths, along with costume drama and being ridiculous

Wol Euler: yep

--BELL--

Storm Nordwind observes Downton Abbey even gets into xkcd

Aphrodite Macbain: RL calls

Storm Nordwind waves

Aphrodite Macbain: Bye

Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! for now

Korel Laloix: Ciao

Wol Euler: bye aph, take care

*Winding up.*

Wol Euler: ((in IM with a friend whose father is dying in a hospice ... count your blessing))

Korel Laloix: I seem to know a lot of people right now with that srot of thing goin on.

Storm Nordwind nods

Storm Nordwind: I find it a poignant reminder to get on with what's important

Wol Euler nods.

Korel Laloix: I have had a couple of things in my life recently thaat really reminded me to be thankfull.

Wol Euler smiles and nods

Korel Laloix: Back to work.

Korel Laloix: Thanks for the chat.

Storm Nordwind: Nice to see you :)

Wol Euler: bye korel, take care

Korel Laloix: Ciao all.

Storm Nordwind: Shall I leave you to your IM Wol? :)

Wol Euler: I think he's nearly finished, but I confess it's put a damper on my mood

Storm Nordwind: I understand. Let's call it a session then.

Wol Euler smiles and nods

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